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some americans, were taken hostage by islamist militants yesterday. the obama administration is concerned about these conflicting reports. >>> she got her start writing for the san francisco chronicle. today the woman known as dear abby has died at the age of 94. she suffered a long battle with alzheimer's. her first column appeared in 1956 and competed for decades with her twin sister, ann landers. she passed in 2002. >>> fewer people are dying from cancer each year. a new report from the american cancer society found the overall cancer death rate drops 20% from 1991 to 2009. a reduction in smoking and better detech shup methods are to thank. >>> the federal government is encouraging mothers to breastfeed. new regulations will require insurance companies to cover the cost of breast pumps. an improvement for moms who say they need all the help they can get. >> insurance companies are still working out the details and trying to align venders and patient services and how they're going to meet that need. >> no small feat. it costs more than $1,000 for hospital grade pumps. taxpa
the obama administration. some of that is pos/t 9/11. in los war will lead to a decline in information transparency access. anytime you can have less sequence -- secrecy, that is good. less secrecy is needed. it was handled at the outset by partnering with newspapers like "the guardian," traditional newspapers of distinction. wikileaks released documents around the world to newspapers in india, haiti, the middle east, latin america. it has had an impact in countries we do not know enough about. we're doing a project with six editors in latin america to look at how wikileaks has played a role in their politics. >> the media got distracted by the personality issues with julian assange. it is a fascinating, dark, twisted story, whatever is true. " people got obsessed with it. >> that is what happens. >> we have a cover story on the kim kardashian wedding now. [laughter] >> you have to pay the bills. the serious side of kim kardashian. >> i do think it is a problem. we are undertaking a project next year, the kind of project inspired by the works project to have the team across the country
and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> the obama administration has rejected an offer to free two americans held by militants in algeria. in exchange for convicted terrorists. it has also been confirmed. one u-s worker has been found dead at the b-p natural gas plant seized by extremists. algerian forces launched a rescue operation yesterday. 650 workers were reportedly set free. a dozen others have been killed. secretary of state hillary clinton gave a statement on the situation earlier today. . let us not forget the this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones of assaultive this facility, that have taken hostage algerians and others from around the world. >> pam: algerian state-run media says there are more hostages at the gas field complex. including americans. but the exact number is unclear. officials say at least twelve hostages have been killed, the militants say the number is almost triple that. at 35 deaths. >> sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. nearly 70's in oakland and we could be warmer. with your holiday >> prosec
it and get away with it. >> in april 2011, the obama administration released through joe biden actually new federal guidelines on how i believe colleges should be responding to these kinds of allegations. and they included speeding up the investigation, offering the investigations or video to the local police, has that changed? do you know if that has been a significant driver of any difference here? >> you know it doesn't seem like it is. just today we learned that unc has a dean that recently retired, accused the school of basically forcing her to under -- misrepresent the number of sexual assaults on campus and say it was much lower than it was because they didn't want their school to look bad. i think what we're dealing with here, there is so much interest in putting up images, that simple little tweaks are not doing the job of getting things better. >> thank you very much for being here tonight and thank you for your work on this. >> thank you. cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives
. >> this is something that the obama administration doesn't care about. he wants his own agen a. >> i don't know why we have to go to mark because he agrees. go ahead, mark. >> look. this is a proventional and back ward argument. >> call me provensial. >> and top hundred companies receive 50 percent of the revenue from outside of the united states and they are more engaged in poor markets than they are here. are they u.s. companies? they don't pay u.s. taxes or are they foreign companies . we are subsidizing companies to do something. we subsidize them all of the time and this is a very small amount of money it is it a drop in the bucket. you can get ensigned in four billion >> that eventually adds up. my tax dollars go in a foreign based company. there is something wrong with that, isn't this? >> i don't think so. we are talking about american subsidaries . american companies and spanish and italian and global corporations that's what we are do dealing with. as long as tax dollars are going to those companies that are creating jobs for americans which to be fair . many of these jobs went to american w
they will get the highest rate of return. this is something the obama administration doesn't care about because he wants his own agenda which has nothing to do with realis economics. >> i don't know why we have to go to t mark. i'm sure he agrees with everything he just said. go ahead. >> well, you know, look, this is a very pro vin that -- provincial and backward argument. >> just call me provincial. >> the top hundred companies receive 50% of their revenue from outside the united states. they are more engaged in some cases in foreign markets than they are here. are they u.s. companies? they don't pay u.s. taxes in some cases or are they foreign companies? and the fact we are subsidizing companies to do something we subsidize all the time. this is a small amount of money. it is a droper in the bucket. you can get all insensed about 4 billion. but that is walking around money. >> billion here, billion there it adds up. beyond that my tax dollars go into a foreign-based company. there is something wrong with that. >> i don't think so. as rick and mark just said we about american subsidiaries of
the first years of the obama administration. anne-marie slaughter wrote that she argued the nationstates should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, nations should cede sovereign authority of supranational institutions such as the international criminal court. they be something about the nation. supranational institution. fodor maintains such transparent networks, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration and adjudication thereby creating a global rule of law. she was the person in policy plan to keep entertained first two years of the obama administration. also richard haas is currently president of the council on foreign relations and was a special assistant to george h.w. bush during the administration of george w. bush served as director of policy and planning and richard haas said it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but needs to become weaker. states should want to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves. those are some of th
the essence of the obama administration across foreign policy process is a centrally run process out of the white house by the national security advisor, by the president, the vice president. i think you will see more of that, so we will see more of the same, with a few exceptions. >> is stepping back approach, and you think that is going to be showing in mali and syria? we are likely -- unlikely to see the u.s. taking the lead in those conflicts? >> i am worried. we had china and japan increasingly competitive with potential conflicts with territorial disputes in the south china sea. we had india and pakistan. we had new instability in northern africa. we have syria. we have a number of crises potentially multiplying, but i do not see a different or strong or old set of initiatives from the u.s. i hope so. ink tv. >> hello, the top stories. troops have retaken two central towns from rebel groups. the government extended the state of emergency by three months. soldiers in retreat briefly seized the information ministry. they have reportedly called on the government to pass a draft co
religious, this is a government that will call -- with the european union, a clash with the obama administration and will not curry favor with the israeli public. this kind of government might not survive. >> this party led by a formal journalist could now play a role in a more modern government. another newcomer is shaking israel's political landscape. >> benjamin netanyahu has taken this page -- taken the stage. let's listen. >> that was the whole of israeli citizens. i'm hoping to leave these changes and for this purpose, we ought to create a wide as possible government. i started this task already this evening. the government that will be created will be based on the following principles. the government will be based on five central ideas. the strength and security facing the great challenges. and the main principle was and has been and will be to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. secondly, responsibility for the economy in the face of the continual global crisis. thirdly, a governmental responsibility for yearning for a real peace. enhancement approved equality in ne
by the obama administration, which blocked progress of the project a year ago. superstorm sandy is taking a toll on corporate america. verizon blamed its $4.23-billion loss on storm costs. travelers insurance company turned a $394-million profit, but that was down from $618 million last year because of hurricane- related expenses. and delta airlines, which cancelled nealry 20,000 flights, had a net income of $7 million, off $425 million from a year earlier. despite near constant pleas for more revenue, the u.s. postal service is being investigated for runaway travel spending. the report comes from the postal service's office of the inspector general and finds that the agency overpaid employee travel expenses by more than $1 million. additionally, it claims that employees used government-issued travel cards for personal travel. the postal service has agreed to the watchdog's recommendations. feeling pressure after the newtown shootings, groupon is halting all gun-related deals. the daily deals company says it is responding to customer pressure and has canceled all planned any existing disc
the obama administration change? why lift the ban now? and what's the real story about carrying all that heavy equipment? >>> last stand. secretary hillary clinton, filled with fiery emotion in her last appearance before congress. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> the indignation. and then, the tears in her eyes. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers and the wives left alone to raise their children. >>> frozen solid. a nation so cold, a worker 200 feet above ground is rescued, unable to get down. so cold out there, a banana turns into a hammer. >>> and, in his own words. manti te'o with katie couric. his first on-camera interview after the hoax. >> this girl, who i committed myself to, died on september 12th.
department. i take it very seriously. >> reporter: ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> we were misled that there were supposed tow proefrts and something sprang -- protests and something sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the facts. and the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from happening again, senator. >> reporter: she focused her testimony on her efforts to fix the security issues at the state department. while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department's budget. john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. >> the american people and t
, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of tha
in benghazi, libya that killed four people. she also responded to criticism that the obama administration misled the public about who carried out the attack. >> the fact is, we had four dead americans! >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk some night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make?! >> reporter: but some lawmakers were not satisfied with clinton's testimony. >> all these warnings, all these things -- we didn't have a single department of defense asset apparently available to come to the rescue. the american people and the families of these four brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was supposed to be here on capitol hill last month but postponed her testimony after suffering a concussion and developing a blood clot near her brain. clinton testified that the fbi has some promising leads into who carried out the attack. >> what they are trying to determine is how best to res
be on notice. they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the obama administration says it's in contact with algerian authorities. but says it's been difficult to get accurate information. tara mergener for cbs news, the state department. >> the hostages homelands are angry with algeria for having launched the rescue raid without advance consultation. >>> well, an accident caused a traffic nightmare in columbia, maryland this morning. a car rammed a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of i-95. rescue crews got the trapped driver out and rushed him to the baltimore shock trauma. the northbound lanes of i-95 were closed for several hours but traffic is moving this afternoon in that area. >>> maryland lawmakers are working to change a controversial court ruling on pit bulls. last year, maryland's highest court labeled pit bulls as inherently dangerous. the ruling made it extremely difficult for owners to defend themselves in court over dog bite accusations. lawmakers are working on legislation which would give pit bull owners the same legal standing as owners of all other breeds. >
as congressmen question hillary clinton about the attack that left four americans dead. they feel the obama administration misled americans about what happened. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk that they decided they would kill four americans. >> republicans drilled clinton about request for more security before the attack. clinton admitted those messages never crossed her desk. >> did i find that you did not read the cables, i would have relieved you of your post. >> an independent review post found a series of -- that lead to security lapses at consulate. governor clinton took responsibility what happened and she assured members of congress changes are being made to create a tronger department of state. >>> -- stronger department of state. >>> a truce in the battle over the nation's debt limit. they have passed a bill to let the government keep borrowing and ignore the current debt limit until may. but they tacked on a condition. under the bill, members of congress could not collect a paycheck unti
launder money for drug cartels, they go to jail. but the obama administration isn't going to do that because as assistant attorney general brewer said hsbc would almost certainly have lost its banking license and the entire banking system would have been destabilizing. that would be like throwing the baby out with the bath water. incidentally it's yet to be proven that hsbc profited in any way from black market baby disposal. they were just heavily invested in bath water remany offal. lay off the banks. here to lay on the banks is rolling stone writer, editor and author of article "secrets and lies of the bailout." matt thanks for coming. you work for "the rolling stone" one magazine that still exists. matt, is it really fair to rake hsbc over the coals for the one time event that happened over a decade ago? >> do you see the movie conair? they laundered money for everybody in that airplane. it was terrorists, drug dealers, you know, mass murderers. >> stephen: that's called diversifying your investments, matt. that's what banks are supposed to do. >> i guess so and they did it
. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they will continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon of the war against al qaeda. >> reporter: president bush launched the first wave of drone strikes, mostly targeting al qaeda leaders in pakistan. then, president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen where al qaeda was planning attacks on the u.s. and into lawless somalia. the pentagon and cia have been working together in those areas and over the next four years official want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> the central to our ability to solve the most pressing national security challenges. >> reporter: perhaps the most pressing? a cyber attack that disrupts communication and transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a sign of pearl harbor, an attack could tha would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> reporter: it may not
that the obama administration did not submit -- respond, but you have to look beyond -- that is a minor blip. they were defeated in a rock in afghanistan. the american people don't seem to perceive that. the muslim world sees it very clearly. been both superpowers, and that is the issue we are facing. a movement that is not -- if we are all done facing it in mali, algeria, somalia, pakistan, looking at it as kind of separate issues, it is all one movement, all sol -- self perpetuating, and it is all motivated by our intervention. the french have united a very disparate group of islamist organizations and molly by intervening there. lou: and as michael is it out, the united states debated, as he characterized, and by the way, i am not sure that the national media even confronts that certain reality that the united states has lost. those are not words that trip easily off the american time. >> no, but these are the consistent notions, perceptions. absolutely. if you listen to them, read their statements, including the few weeks ago, you pretty much convinced that we have been defeated. we have
of the affordable healthcare act. a former obama administration official who worked in the health and human services department will be one of the speakers. the commonwealth fund current president is a former healthcare advisor to president obama. the group's analysis of the healthcare policies of president obama and the republican channeler romney was criticized for partisan bias. finally we told you earlier house republicans are holding their annual retreat at the virginia king mill resort, which is located on the former site of kingsville plantation. charge review online robert costas said the source showed the schedule. shook his head in frustration. 10:15 friday, burrwell plantation. coalition discussion on the successful is communication with minorities and women. a blogger noted that makes two republicans who realize there could be a problem with optics when the g.o.p. holds panel on successful communications with minorities at a plantation. >>> this weekend's inauguration festivities in washington will be on a much smaller scale, of course, than four years ago but that does not mean security
i disagree with margaret a little bit. i don't think the obama administration has been shy about using things like drones to, you know, take out american enemies and members of al qaeda. and, you know, i would disagree with you a little bit piers on the domestic front being a focus in his second term. usually the way the second terms play out is you only have about 10 to 12 months in the first year to hit the ground really fast and pass your domestic agenda. once that is up, a lot of presidents in their second term start to turn towards foreign policy. and he's got a long list of foreign policy challenges in the second term. iranian nukes, how to deal with china. you know, a big sort of macro agenda in the obama administration has been to reduce our footprint in the middle east, become less entangled in that part of world and pivot towards engaging with east asia. and there's been a lot of work in the first term that has strengthened ties between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the pe
inaugural the obama administration recognizes the economy is tough and there's an awful lot of challenges facing the nation. this is a much more business oriented getting the job done type of inaugural if he is tivity. >> you are pointing to the issue of money there. they cut back on expenses. >> last year they raised 53 million. they allowed corporate contributions and lifted a cap between 2009 to 50,000 now it is unlimited. there were 10 balls in 2009. they went to a number of them. this time they cut it down to just two. while the venues are bigger now it is 20,000 some strong. it is all part of trying to recognize the country has big challenges ahead. the work begins the day after tomorrow. >> carl cameron keeping an eye on it for us live. thank you very much karl. >> barbara walters is recovering from a bump on the head tonight. veteran news woman tripped and fell at the washington home of britain's ambassador to the u.s. during an inaugural party. the fall left her with a cut on her forehead. while she remained alert her friends thought it was a good idea to take her to the hospital
's worked out pretty well for the obama administration in a lot of different areas. >> now, jamal, a good manager knows how to deal with his team. and you know the president's team well. he goes to different people to do different things. what is the key to joe biden's role and how it applies to the overall obama team and the obama administration? >> that's exactly right. i look at the president as the quarterback of the team and he's the hub and everybody else is the spokes on this wheel. jarrett is reaching out to other business ceos. and neighbors is dealing with congress. but i think vice president biden plays a very key role inside the administration. he understands how the town works. like michelle was saying he hugs people and grabs them by the shoulders and looks them in the eye, that sort of stuff. he's also a guy the president has an extraordinary amount of confidence in. he could go in any room and speak on behalf of the administration. he's actually carrying a message the president wants delivered. that's an invaluable resource for the white house. >> now, michelle, vice presi
, very very few other people reported it basically telling the obama administration you have got to stop. that's what his own debt commission told him, you have got to stop, all right? he is not gonna stop. he is going continue to crease the spending. >> i don't know that that's going to be very possible in the short-term. >> bill: that's what he wants to do. maybe won't get through the house, but he wants to increase the spending rather than do what the gao recommends. >> i one of the things that you said in the president's speech yesterday and set up at the talking points at the top you said it will be impossible for him to do everything he wants to do. part of yesterday's speech recognizes that, instead what the president was doing was enunciating those principles for history. i think he knows that he has got a very difficult slog in this congress over the next four years, he wants to be able to say here is the goals, here is the direction i'm pointing in i don't know exactly what we can achieve but this is what we want to do. >> bill: i want my president to be a problem solver and i
as much as i do. we know nothing new today. the obama administration was winner and the american people was the loser. we no nothing more than weeks or months ago about this situation and it's still incumbent upon congress to get answers. how can you believe this administration about anything if we can't get straight answers on this terrible tragedy? >> general wes clark, welcome back. another thing is bugging me. state department mid-level officials said on a number of occasions during this whole period that they had three or four or five memos, cables, sent for better security and never got them. today secretary of state clinton said she never saw the cables, never read the cables and winds up blaming republicans for not funding the state department. wes clark, you know bs as well as i do. that is sum of the biggest bs i've heard. >> i will tell you the state department has lost some of its requests for funding and funding in the security area. so that's a fact. secondly there's lots of cables that go back and forth in government. i'm certain the secretary of defense doesn't read all
he biggest question facing the obama administration. >> i want to take one for the team and ask a big question. did the president know she was lip syncing and does he care? >> i have not had the discussion with him. i don't know that i understand the variety and contradictory reports on the matter and i would refer you to j-sick or pick. >> jennifer: that refers to the committees that organize the inauguration. bill press did follow up with a more pointed question, and jay carney danced around it and similar questions from other reporters. unfortunately we may never know what happened on that stage with beyonce and whether she lip synced. check us out on line at current.com/thewarroom website. thanks so you all joining us here in "the war room." >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we have a great show ahead for you tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton went up the hill and the republicans were aggressive and hot style. get a look. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables fr
that was passed today, we'll take that up with senator barrasso and the a-team tonight. the obama administration and the wake of benghazi told the american people, repeat ed please that u.s. had a strategy, and substantial security present at the consulate. the accountability review boards investigations and subsequent report declared of that not true, that the security measures were in the words of that report, quote, grossly inadequate. our first guest, press secretary clinton on that issue. >> i would ask you today if you believe we had a significant substantial and strong security present in libya at that time? >> on that night, we had the requisite number of ds agents, we can get mired in the back and forth, but i believe we'll be doing more to help prevent future tragedies and attacks if we take the recommendations. lou: joining us now, senator john barrasso, your assessment to how forth coming, the secretary was, and i would like to explore from back and forth as she put it. >> it is my impression, that she had answers prepared, she was going to give these answers regardless of the way t
this earlier today. what's your take on the obama administration's signal here to the bankers? >> in a sense it's an amazing political pick in that the obama administration is banking on the idea that the elite media and politicians will see the word prosecutor in mary jo white's resume and say that means she must be tough on crime forget that she hasn't been a prosecutor for a decade and has been defending the biggest most powerful wall street c.e.o.'s in the country. politically, it's banking on voters, on the elite media simply not knowing who she really is. i think as a citizen as somebody concerned with the fact that the administration hasn't prosecuted a single wall street banker connected to the financial crisis, i think this is a terrible pick. i think wall street is celebrating right now saying the person who's in in the s.c.c. looks like she's going to get tough on us, but we know she has a record of defending our interest. >> >> cenk: the new york times explains she's not going to face much opposition from the republicans. >> shocking. >> cenk: michael david and i are clear on this.
. a second term obama administration. and that the emphasis is going to be on redistribution, not on trying to choose policies which help promote of fast growth rate gerri: redistribution. >> in my judgment that's why. gerri: congressman paul ryan who is famous for coming up with budgets that people the reject because he is trying to save money and not redistribute was out today with -- east china with his own budget and a few weeks, which is actually going to get rid of the deficit and to ensure order. his previous budgets and and then 30 years, this would do it in about ten. here's what he had to say. the house will not consider another debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget the reader not going to keep raising the debt ceiling at indicating that there will be steep cuts said. what is the chance of that? >> well, i hope the is right, but i fear he is wrong. i think that the current mood of the country is more sympathetic to the president and the democrats' perspective, which is that we don't really have a serious spending problem. we have a minor spending problem we can d
president or re-inaugurate an existing one. the obama administration acknowledges it will be more subdued in part, difference to the sluggish economy and the challenges that the nation faces and the crowds will be smaller. george h.w. bush and george w. bush won't be here. there have been pres debts where presidents in the past haven't made it. george h.w. bush just got out hospital, which is why they won't be here. mitt romney won't be here. the last time a vanquished opponent didn't show up was in 1985 for ronald reagan, and walter mondale was a no-show. that was the last time that the 20th state fell on a sunday and they had to do the monday as i rememberrial, versus another day. and back in those days, it was the coldest one on record, 7 degrees. there will be differences between the obama 2009 and 2013. four years ago, the crowd estimate was nearly 2 million people. there is a big parlor game about whether the crowd estimates on the mall are ever accurate. but nearly 2 million. now they are saying between 600- to 800,000. and there are a series of other things. and the money. four ye
one of the obama administration's legislative initiatives. >> he could be defeated partly by his own ideology anisbyd h own behaviors. >> the feeling was that if that group could cooperate and if that group could lead, that the wilderness might not be a generation away. >> by the end of the evening, you began to realize, wait a second-- you've got nancy pelosi as an opponent, you have a clear choice of ideologies. we have a tremendous amount of hard work to do. but it's doable. >> they all talked about this, and they began to get more and more optimistic, and they left feeling practically exuberant. >> inauguration day full of events. ten, count them, ten official inaugural balls... >> narrator: across washington that evening... >> stunning crowd of people... >> narrator: the new president had no idea what the republicans were planning. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and the first lady, michelle obama. (crowd cheering) >> narrator: surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last... >> president obama did not have a full
in this case continuing with the same administration. barack obama beginning swearing allegiance to the constitution. imploring washington to find common ground. what he wants the common ground to look like is another matter. he laid out a progressive agenda. chief white house correspondent ed henry has the top story. >> president obama, he is grayer, weather is warmer, crowd is smaller and the oath of office had no big slipup. this time, he was more aggressive in using his inaugural address to reprise the central message of the campaign. >> we understand a slinking country cannot do well if very few make it. >> sworn in for a second team on the martin luther king junior holiday. and leaned on the words of king and abraham lincoln. >> blood drawn by sword. we learn no union founded on the principle of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting nims the mold of the great civil rights leaders he avowed action on series of issue from climate change to immigration reform. became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address. >> our jou
news. >> ken salazar is the latest set to leave the obama administration. he told president obama he will step down at the end of march. he expects to return to his ranch. >>> mayor ed lee will be attending a conference in washington, d.c. starting tomorrow. on sunday he will make time to watch the 49ers play in the championship. and monday he will attend the president's inauguration ceremony. he watched the movie link toon get into the right -- lincoln to get into had right spirit. ktvu will have coverage beginning sunday. ken pritchett will be in washington, d.c. look for live reports starting with mornings on 2. >>> general motors is in talks with facebook about paying for adds again. but officials caution the talks might not mean much. they dropped their advertising last year saying it didn't have much of an effect on sales. gm says it is not going to advertise in the super bowl because the rates are too high. >>> iphone users have a new way to make calls. use the facebook messenger app but it can only go to other iphone users with the app. the service is not available on android
also e-mail us. we're asking you this morning your advice for the second obama administration. isedobama speech rate stark choices, says the new york times. we would like to hear from you this morning, what you think republican options are and what your advice is. here's what's happening on capitol hill today. house gop poised to extend the debt limit. that's the headline in "usa today." the bill would buy time and would set the stage for a physical fight. house republicans are scheduled to vote today to extend a $16.40 trillion at the opening salvo in a renewed battle this year to pass a federal budget and reduce the debt. the headline in the washington times, the front page looks like this -- the reporter on that story and joins us now from the "washington times. good morning and thanks for being with us. guest: thanks for having me. host: when do we expect the vote and why is it significant? guest: because we are fresh off the president's inauguration, it is significant. the fight over the debt ceiling in many ways has defined the last two years as far as spending, because
chris stevens. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best- after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues. >> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in emb
news for you at this hour. joe biden is going on the road to push the obama administration's gun control plan. biden who led the gun violence task force heading to richmond, virginia this morning with other administration officials including democratic senator tim cane. virginia is very much a pro second amendment state. president obama wants background checks and to ban assault weapons for high compasssy is it magazines. many are concerned the proposal slett threatens the right to bear arms. >> republican house speaker john boehner with a grim warning about what he expects about president obama. >> we are there over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >>age nile late the republican party. giving the speechl the day after the inauguration at a washington court. >> two guys filed suit against the restaurant chain. this picture went viral last week showing the chain's famous foot long sandwich which came up short of the 12 inches actually. i think more like 11. the chain issued a statement saying we have redo
start to the second obama administration, and it featured presidential appeals to extend prosperity and full freedoms to all americans. as the sun rose over the nation's capital on this monday hundreds of thousands of people began descending on the national mall to witness the occasion. officials estimated 500-700,000 attendees. that was far fewer than four years ago when nearly two million turned out. but today's crowd gave no hint of diminished enthusiasm for the 44th president after a first term that saw bruising battles over health care, financial reform, deficits and spending and more. the man they came to see began his day with a morning prayer service at st. john's episcopal, near the white house and often called the church of the presidents. he was joined by first lady michelle obama and their daughters malia and sasha as well as vice president biden, his wife jill and members of their family. afterward at the white house, they hosted a bipartisan group of congressional leaders for coffee and then the president began the drive down pennsylvania avenue. all the while lawmaker
perspective who wouldn't want to be here? but more importantly for me, the whole of the obama administration is everything that i hold dear >> suarez: margaret came up with her family from north carolina. for her a second inauguration for the first black president was no less exciting, no less worthy of celebration than the first one. >> i'm 69 years old. i never thought i would live to see a black president. a black family. i really didn't. i think it's beautiful. it is really history. it's martin luther king's birthday. things that he even talked about and dreamed of, it is happening. people of all races are coming together, praying together, worshipping together, going to school and work together. there's a problem but if we all work together, we can, you know,... it will be beautiful >> suarez: it's very hard to be a short person in a very large crowd. you guys know that already, right? this family drove all day yesterday from chattanooga, tennessee, to reach the mall early. charles bass told meal he could not afford to miss another obama swearing-in >> again. we actually missed the firs
from his camp. and it's not clear that that camp is going to reach out to the obama administration, that that camp is interested in a peace offering even if the economy is in free fall. it might be convinced that its own survival is intrinsically linked with a conflict with the united states. so even if he's reaching out and he has an intended message of one, it's unclear if that message is going to be received. in the middle east the idea of winning and losing is a little different. there's a much longer historical perspective. the muslim brotherhood, for example, doesn't see this election by morsi or other muslim brotherhood gains as a victory. it's a step on the road to establishing a world as it existed before the collapse of the caliphate, before the disaster, as it sees it, of all the world war i agreements. so it's about winning battles as opposed to winning a decisive war that's going to have a decisive peace. >> richard, you're optimistic this might get through? >> i think i am -- >> i mean steve. >> i think richard is absolutely right. we don't know ultimately how they'll
for the obama administration to stand strongly on the side of fairness and equality. one of them is that the supreme court is going to take up marriage equality in march. his department of justice will have the opportunity to put in briefs and we know that the obama administration is opposing the so-called defense of marriage act. i think the real question that came up at the white house press briefing is whether they will oppose the discriminatory prop 8 from california. the question is whether states can discriminate and what the president thinks about that. i hope that he will take the logical next step from his beautiful remarks yesterday and weigh in on both issues. >> john: wayne let me put it to you. we saw it in the first term. the president took away don't ask, don't tell for our troops serving and even more powerfully, came out in favor of marriage equality even if that wasn't any policymaking on his part. what would you like to see him do in the second term? >> we've come so far so fast and what i would like to see the president do is consider openly gay person for cab
're that bad. >> as the obama administration builds up for the legislative battle, a new poll shows 56% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usually ends up working in their favor in terms of membership. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. it's great to have you with me this morning. and the president is going to have two very big opportunities to sell the country on his proposals about gun violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of c
end of the campaign and republicans keep making accusations against the obama administration, they tried to paint a positive picture of the decimation of al qaeda for political reasons rather than sharing the specific information that they had. on one of those five sunday talk shows you were filling in and you had susan rice appear before your show. do you remember how she responded? this was five days after the attack in benghazi. >> well, first of all, i remember we were all requesting secretary of state hillary clinton because it was under her purview just in terms of booking but that's not who the white house put out. the white house controls they. they control this process of sunday shows and guests with an iron hand. >> were you surprised when susan rice was the designee? >> yes, because as president obama said later, she really had nothing to do with security decisions in benghazi or libya at large. she's the ambassador to the united nations. i didn't know what she was doing there other than that she was a high level and came armed at that point that this was not the r
here, i think the possibilities for this obama administration is endless. the president is the first one to kind of admit and really embrace, and that is the power of the american people. so how can they utilize this group, the following, the support people have had for his re-election and turn that into something that can help push an agenda forward? and in this case, it's embracing this moment in time, which is an increasing support for gun control legislation. >> so now as we look at that new nbc news "wall street journal" poll, i want to show everybody where the president sits in his approval rating right now at 52%, 44% disapprove. but this was really interesting where the president hits at very good ratings over 50%. if we look at the categories that fly up on the screen here, easy going and likable at 61% understands the average people. aaron, how does the president capitalize on what we all witnessed for re-election. but based on these numbers? these are strong figures for the president coming in for his second term? >> i really think that's what the president has going for h
of the obama administration it went up 6 trillion dollars, from 10 to 16 trillion dollars. don't we need something in there to discipline congress and the president about spending? >> you know, this idea that democrats need to be disciplined, it isn't that long ago -- david: i'm saying democrats and republicans, congresswoman, it's not just democrats, both of you. >> let me say it was not that long ago that we had a democratic president that actually handed off a large surplus as far as the eye could see really to a republican president that then put everything on the credit cards, that blew up the debt and the deficit. and then we ended up with a near depression, a recession, and so clearly of course some spending was going to go up, but actually it's gone up slower in the obama administration than it did in either bush or the reagan administration. david: hold on a second congresswoman. i have to argue with that point. because we just put up the numbers. as i said the last three years of bush it went from 9 trillion to 10 trillion. the first three years of president obama it went from
gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration get done on gun safety. as obama prepares for a second term, where will the party by? will they tree to seize the moment and move sharply left. you can't be represent for four more years without a couple of episodes like this. >> whoops. that's all right. >> more of the lighter moments in the side show. [ male announcer ] no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as sh
, it will be a success. >> obama administration seeks tougher gun laws, gun owners say they will resist new rules. >> no government, no organization, no law enforcement body has the right to take it from anyone else. >> i hope everyone has a good gun appreciation day and we'll be back next year. >> there is common ground, favoring mental health checks for anyone who wants to bua firearm. katherine, fox news. >>> two people were accidentally wounded during a gun show. emergency crews were called to the show. brian long say as 12 gauge shotgun dislodged as the owner unzipped its case. >>> up ahead, helping service and men. the new procedure that uses your brain to figure out what treatment works best for you. and later, we continue to highlight inauguration festivities tonight. the chili bowl restaurant, that's coming up when we return.  >>> the stars of ptsd may be invisible, but they are far too real. doctors are researching a promising new treatment that could take the trialer trial and error out of the disorder. >> i try to hide it. i try not to think about it beca
. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? will it be a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will they try to seize the moment and move sharply to the left? you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple of episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- oops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the side show. this is "hardball," the place for politics. y,when it can be f? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interior room than corolla
now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has again delayed its decision on the keystone xl will pipeline, now saying it will not come before march. president obama initially sidestepped the issue in 2011 by putting it off until after the election. on tuesday, the state department confirmed the white house would not make a decision in the year's first quarter. there was an announcement of support from nebraska governor dave heineman. in a letter to the white house, he signed off on the section of the proposed keystone route from canada after it was redesigned to avoid a key october. -- aquafor. 350.org does organizing a presidents' day rally against the pipeline in washington, d.c. next month. the supreme court has refused to hear in this group challenge of the epa to set standards for air pollution. the move leaves intact a 2010 regulation limiting regulations of sulfur dioxide. president obama has tacitly endorsed a house republican plan to lift the debt ceiling for the next four months. the measure would lift enforcement of the gove
to congress by february 4. the obama administration has already informed congress that for the fourth time in five years, it will be late submitting a budget to your representatives. the president has already missed more budget deadlines than any of his predecessors. the house and senate are also required by law to submit a budget each year. by april 15, tax day. the democratic one senate has not approved such a resolution in almost four years. this is not the result of washington gridlock. harry reid said it would be foolish for his party and then does the senate to produce a budget. we disagree. with more than $16 trillion in debt, we believe is foolish not to have a budget. in the house, and it will again meet our legal obligations to pass the budget on time. our budget will moderate spending, pay our bills, and keep the government running. it will be planned to slowly but surely, what our nation out of debt, deficit, and declined garrett on your behalf, we will insist the democrats who run the rest of washington to the same. this debate is often argued in numbers and figures but it is
is the latest cabinet member to resign from the obama administration. sources say that salazar told the president he'll be leaving the job at the end of march. the 57-year-old former u.s. senator from colorado plans to return to his ranch to spend time with his family. >>> the f.a.a. today ordered 787 dream liner service to be halted in the united states, after japanese airlines grounded their planes. consumer editor reports, the fallout is being felt at san jose airport. the only bay airport with 787 service. >> reporter: following japan's lead earlier today, the f.a.a. is formally grounding all u.s. 787 dream liners. that's because an a.n.a. domestic flight made an emergency landing when the crew got an indication of battery problems and smelled smoke. inspectors found the sophisticated lithium battery system partially burnt. another dream liner had a battery fire last week in boston. that, says former u.s. transportation department inspector general, is completely unacceptable. >> the ion batteries with the lithium batteries, it's a very serious problem. one you could call it an
palpable fear and that is something that can be addressed by the obama administration. if the president could assure gun owners that they are not going to take away their guns. >> people say it all the time. when the president says that, well, we don't believe that. especially since he has been so demonising for so long. but i still think. i have a number of friends, i have seen them post on facebook. the government will never come and take my guns. the administration will go further to reassure them. for some of them, it may slow down how many weapons they could buy but at the same time they would still have access to firearms for hunting and self defense. the divide between most gun owners and the nra leadership and the more active members of the nra is that something that they believe but only say in the selective environment is they want to have enough fire power to fight police and military forces. >> frank smyth thank you for joining me tonight. some more unmasking of the nr are a is next. tom sellek has been with the nra for years. is he a man of courage or does he just play one
in algeria. >> the obama administration confirm that's americans are still being held by islamic militants. >> one american worker from texas has been found dead. it's not clear how he died. u.s. officials today rejected an offer bit kidnappers to free two americans in exchange for release of two prisoners. one is a child sheek conviktd of plotting to blow up new york city landmark autos 12 hostages have been killed since the start of the effort yesterday. 100 others were freed. the fate of three dozen others is unknown at this hour. >> it's official. the flu is here. the cdc weekly flu activity map shows california in yellow meaning the flu is taking hold right now. states shaded red have the highest activity. green states, lower levels. how the bay area is responding. >> teresa is usually punk twal when it comes to getting the flu vaccine. >> this year, i've been busy and decided when i saw your talk, i said i need to go in to get the flu shot. this is one illness we can do. we better have our health. >> recipients are 60% less likely to have to the doctor for influenza. this year's flu
with rescue gear. he says, he wants others to learn from his mistakes. the obama administration has flatly rejected an offer to free two americans held by militants in algeria. in exchange for convicted terrorists. it has been confirmed. one u-s worker has been found dead at the b-p natural gas plant seized by extremists. algerian forces launched a rescue operation yesterday. 650 workers were reportedly set free. a dozen others have been killed. it is still not clear exactly how many u-s workers are being held. philadelphia police have arrested a man blamed for a shocking act of violence in the city's subway. surveillance video shows what happened tuesday after asking a 23- year- old woman for a lighter. he returns and attacks her. eventually pulling her off a bench by her feet. and dragging her over to the tracks where he throws her off. fortunately, the woman managed to pull herself out quickly- and had only minor injuries. police used this video to track the man down. >> former new orleans mayor ray nagin has been indicted on federal corruption charges. a 25-page indictment. includes co
the times silence is not an option the obama administration has provided incentives for value-added indicators to promote teachers. proponents rightfully point* out they are a huge potential up geisha improvement that gives zero weight to any performance and the other hand they have large margins of error to deliver misleading results. they spent more than $100,000 on newspaper advertising campaign built around the headline this is no way to rate a teacher. others argue it has false position that will be abused by parents and public officials who do not understand their limitations of this kind of assessment. doug's digger warns data is inherently no easy. results are often based on a single test taken on a single day by a single group of students. all kinds of factors can lead to random fluctuations like the broken air conditioning unit. that correlation going year-to-year is only about zero point* 35. on the a hand a correlation of year-to-year performance with major league baseball players is also zero point* 35 as the of batting average for hitters. they are useful in is o
're talking about the role joe biden has played and will continue to play in the obama administration. in some ways it's an odd pairing. the vice president was running against barack obama. what do you think we're going to see in this next term? i don't want to get into gaming out of 2016. we're -- >> thank you. >> we can take it a deep breath but i think there's -- it's been notable to me from a political permanent that the first two big initiatives of this year of 2013, the president has had vice president joe biden help. it was the president presumably who directed joe biden to open up a line of negotiations with mitch mcconnell and that was widely reported. when the deal was struck, they was to the benefit in terms of representational capital o'and with the gun task force as well. what does that indicate to you? >> it indicates what we've been talking about. the vice president has 30 years of experience and he has a wide variety of experiences. both in foreign policy and on the crime bill, the '94 crime bill is something he shepherded and his extraordinary ability to deal with senate repub
of a first cameraman. what is your association with the obama administration? >> in 2008 on the campaign i was a personal videographer that i carried through the first two and a half years of the white house. the last cycle i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house but in the super pac and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008 civic there was an ad in craig's last. no. i was in the right place at the right time. a friend was working as cnn as a documentary producer. i was a fiction film maker. she knew i was passionate about politics and brought me in then i hit it off with a senator and started traveling. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7? >> especially on the campaign and felt that way i was living in chicago but maybe two or three-- per month but it scaled back at the white house because the president does value having dinner with his daughters so i dinnertime i could have a reasonable chance he would do family stuff. >> who has the video? >> it is at the white house and those in twos the white house and it has to be preserved for posterity
korea's rockets to reach us all next year. all of this during president barack obama's administration and they have levied sanctions against their program. now on the test site, we have photographs of what they are showing, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator john kerry is expected to face mostly friendly questioning when he testifies before the committee that he served on for the past four, he will appear before the foreign relations committee starting 7:00 our time and he is expected to be easily confirmed by his senate colleagues. >>> and a look into the sandy hook school shooting, the sandy hook advisory commission will talk about the similar shootings of colorado and newtown connecticut. they will talk about school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention by march 15th. >>> senator dianne fine stein will begin to fight for a ban on assault weapons. and in a few hours, she will introduce a new law which is designed to stop military assault weapons. the senator introduced a similar bill shortly after a mass shooting at a san francisco law firm. >>> some
the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's busy preparing for his nomination hearings, which begin on thursday. he's expected to replace hil
excited. i can't wait for him to get home. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the stability, the peace and security of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a surveillance drone over the gas compound and offered to assist the algerian military, but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to deploy u.s. c-5 cargo planes. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller told the fbi that a possible hijacker was on board. alaska flight 819 was inflight. two national guard f-15s es
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the americans being held hostage for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> reporter: the militants say they took over the plant in retaliation for french air strikes against nearby mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamic groups from taking over the country. the terrorists say they won't release any hostages until france calls off the military operations. workers at the complex are from several countries. leaders from all the nations are working with the algerian military which says it has the militants surrounded with no way to escape. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the natural gas field is a joint venture involving algeria, norway and bp. we are still awaiting more details about as many as 20 hostages to reportedly escaped today. >>> since hurricane katrina seven years ago inspectors have found hundreds of levees i
ann. it's become a tradition with the obama administration. a day of giving back and for one san francisco woman, we spoke to who came all the way out here, this wasn't just a day for giving back. it was also one for giving thanks for an obama policy that she says saved her life. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of the national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work and some of the older folks like me who it hurt getting our knees kind of bending down a little bit. we were able to manage also. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his wife joined volunteers assembling care packages for soldiers. all told the white house says volunteers in all 50 states pitched in. ♪ ♪ at a volunteer summit designed to recruit year-round volunteers we met erica chain who came -- erica chain who came all the way from san francisco. she painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meet
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the american hostages for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> the militants say they took over the gas plant in retaliation for the air strikes in mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamist group from taking over the country. the terrorists say they will not release any hostages until france calls off the militant operations. the workers from the complex are from several countries. leaders of those nations are working with the algerian military which says they have the militants surrounded with no way to escape. now, u.s. officials say this could be the beginning of a wave of attacks against foreigners in the region. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> in east africa this morning a somali militant group says it executed a french hostage that france tried to rescue last week. denny alex was t
. >> reporter: republican ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> again, we were misled there were supposedly protests and that something sprang out of that, the assault spring out of that and we learned that that was not the fact and the american people counsel have known that within days. they did not know that. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out on a walk because they decided to kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: clinton focused her testimony on her efforts to fix security issues at the state department. she pointed out that while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. secretary clint
terrorists in eastern algeria. the obama administration says tonight it will take all steps required to deal with the situation. david martin has the late- breaking details. >> reporter: the americans are being held with dozens of other western hostages at this natural gas complex in a remote corner of algeria. a joint venture involving algeria, norway and b.p., it was attacked early this morning by militants claiming to be members of al qaeda. defense secretary panetta learned of the attack while on a visit to italy. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act, and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage. >> reporter: under the command of a veteran terrorist who goes by an arabic nickname meaning "one-eyed man," the attackers say they are retaliating for french air strikes against al qaeda-linked terrorists across the border in mali. with u.s. backing, the french- launched strikes started last friday in an effort to stop hardline islamic groups from taking over the country. in an operation expected to
department. i take it very seriously. >> reporter: republican ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact, and the american people could have known that within days and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans! was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator! >> reporter: clinton focused her testimony on her efforts to fix security issues at the state department. she pointed out that while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response
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